By Bob Katzen
The Baker administration announced the state has awarded $2.5 million to 32 cities and towns to increase the number of police who wear body cameras.
“Strong relationships between police and the communities they protect are vital to ensuring public safety,” said Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. “Body-worn cameras help improve trust in these relationships and help make everyone safer. These grants are an important investment in our communities.”
“Body-worn cameras are a transformative tool for law enforcement,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Terrence Reidy. “This technology strengthens transparency and accountability while promoting best practices and improving police-community relations.”